First kisses can be painfully awkward, but imagine sharing your first kiss on camera and in front of an entire film crew! For most actors, a kissing scene is no biggie, but for a child actor, it can be the end of the world. Here, eight celebs who shared their first kiss on screen and lived to talk about it.
Ooh La La! 8 Celebrities Who Shared Their First Kiss On Screen
Mila Kunis & Ashton Kutcher
Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher married in 2015 and have two children, Wyatt (2) and Dimitri (8-months). But before their That ’70s Show chemistry made its way off screen, Kunis shared her very first kiss at age 14 with Kutcher during the show’s first season. “I was so nervous and uncomfortable. I had the biggest crush on him,” Kunis has admitted. Well, at least everything worked out in the long run.
Danica Mckellar & Fred Savage
Who could forget Kevin and Winnie’s iconic first kiss scene on The Wonder Years? Danica McKellar (Winnie) and Fred Savage (Kevin) were only 13 and 12 years old, respectively, at the time. “I remember sitting there on that rock, going, ‘Oh my gosh, I'm about to have my first kiss,’” McKellar has said. She was so excited about her first kiss that they had to shoot six takes to nail the scene. She further explained, “Now, in the story, my brother's just died, so I'm supposed to be really sad. But I got so excited that I got this smile on my face. Of course, they couldn't use the first take.”
Danielle Fishel & Ben Savage
Similar to his older brother, Fred, Ben Savage shared his first kiss on camera, but in the hit ’90s show Boy Meets World. In the fateful episode, a stunned Cory Matthews (Savage) receives a big wet kiss from his love interest, Topanga (Danielle Fishel). Years later, Fishel revealed she knew it was a big moment for Savage because his face was bright red the day they shot the scene. #Corey&Topanga4ever
Candace Cameron Bure & Scott Curtis
“It's awkward when you've never had a kiss and then have to kiss someone on national television,” Candace Cameron Bure said of her first kiss at the age of 12 on the set of Full House. In season three of the beloved family-friendly sitcom, Bure’s character D.J. Tanner shares her very first kiss with on-screen boyfriend Kevin (Scott Curtis) and the rest is TV history.
Mayim Bialik & Johnny Galecki
Mayim Bialik and Johnny Galecki currently star as Amy and Leonard in The Big Bang Theory, but they initially met long before their roles on the hit CBS sitcom. When they were 14 years old Galecki appeared alongside Bialik in one episode of Blossom, where he played Blossom's (Bialik) love interest and the pair shared an on-screen smooch. In 2016, the BBT cast appeared on Conan, and Bialik and Galecki re-created their kissing scene. Bialik subsequently admitted, “It might have been my first real-life kiss, also.” In the words of Joey Lawrence, WHOA!
Dakota Fanning & Thomas Curtis
In 2002, Fanning played a young version of Reese Witherspoon’s character, Melanie Smooter, in the rom-com Sweet Home Alabama. During the memorable, “So I can kiss you anytime I want?” scene, Fanning (at the age of 7) shared her first kiss with fellow child actor Thomas Curtis. “Beforehand I was really, really nervous because I'd never kissed a boy before and it was on the lips,” Fanning revealed on The Tonight Show. “But then I kind of got used to it and it was kind of fun after a while.”
Anna Chlumsky & Macaulay Culkin
We can’t control the outpour of emotions we feel when thinking of Vada Sultenfuss (Anna Chlumsky) and Thomas J. Sennett’s (Macaulay Culkin) first-kiss scene in My Girl. Chlumsky and Culkin were 11 years old at the time and both shared their first kiss while shooting the scene. The pair went on to win the Best Kiss Award at the 1992 MTV Movie Awards where, upon accepting the golden popcorn statue, Chlumsky said, “Gee, my first kiss and I get an award.” Brava!
Kirsten Dunst & Brad Pitt
While most of us would kill to lock lips with Brad Pitt, not so much for Kirsten Dunst. At 11 years old Dunst lost her lip virginity to Pitt when she starred alongside the hunk—and fellow heartthrob Tom Cruise—in the 1994 dramatic horror film Interview with the Vampire. Dunst later admitted that, at the time, she “thought it was disgusting” kissing Pitt. Blasphemy, we say!